Gareth Bale is working on a return to Tottenham Hotspur, his agent Jonathan Barnett has confirmed to the BBC. The Welsh winger is looking to leave Real Madrid this summer as he has been frozen out of the first team by Zinedine Zidane. At first it appeared as if Bale was happy to stay on at the Spanish giants despite his marginal role but Bale has made a dramatic u-turn and is now ready to leave Madrid.
Manchester United and Tottenham are both interested in signing Bale but Barnett has confirmed that his client wants to complete a move back to the London club. “Gareth still loves Spurs,” Barnett told BBC Sport Wales. “We are talking [Spurs, Real and Bale’s camp]. It’s where he wants to be.” Earlier on the night it was reported that Spurs and Real could be working on a spectacular player swap deal including Dele Alli moving to Spain.
The BBC, however, report that a loan move for Bale seems to be the most likely option for the moment, though a permanent deal has not been ruled out completely. The biggest hurdle for Spurs to take is Bale’s massive €650.000-a-week salary. It has been suggested that Real will be willing to pay half of the winger’s salary to push through a move but even a €325.000-a-week wage will be too much for Spurs at the moment.